Alesch and Standefer were charged with infusing Kate Hudson's Colonial-style house with a bohemian spirit and a little rock 'n' roll. In the dining room, a flocked foil wallpaper plays off a coppery ceiling, creating reflective surfaces for the black glass chandelier. On the floor, the designers took dark walnut planks and scraped the joints and corners to add "scotias," or shadows, to the floor, a technique gleaned from working alongside lighting designers in films. "People always want those edges to meet perfectly," Standefer said. "We want them to meet very imperfectly to create those areas of interest."
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